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Fall is a Fun Season to Snap the Perfect Photo

1 Oct

Photo Holiday CardsFall is a great time of year for photo taking.  The colors of the season brings many opportunities for perfect pictures for your custom holiday cards!

When you are considering what sort of images are good to use on your holiday card, think out of the box.  There are those fun days where pictures are a natural, such as a family walk on the beach on a cool fall day in white sweaters, standing in front of a red barn (a really fun background), or a visit to a stable to ride horses!

If you are apple picking, taking a hayride, or buying a Halloween pumpkin, remember to capture the moment.! The colors of the fall makes for great photo backgrounds. From trees turning luscious shades of autumn, backgrounds filled with mums in rich shades of oranges, yellows and reds, a walk in beautiful woods or other picturesque locations, the natural scenery of the season is ideal.

Remember to take an extra few minutes to snap the picture! Many people also take their holiday card pictures at Thanksgiving or other seasonal family occasions.  The family pictures are great for Christmas Cards and also for New Year cards.

Wherever you decide to take your pictures, just have fun!  And, remember to take both vertical and horizontal pictures so you have options when selecting your photo cards.

Enjoy the season!

Warmest wishes,


Christmas Cards with Summer Pictures

30 Jul

Summer Holiday CardsAre you a planner?  I’ve been accused of being a big planner.   I think that’s a good thing.  Why wait until the last minute when there might not be enough time to get all your details together.

For me, summer is a great time to take a beautiful family picture on vacation, at the beach, at a family picnic, or by the pretty flowers in your garden.  These are the sort of pictures that can really be a feel good shot when received at holiday time on a Christmas Card or Hanukkah Card.  Remembering a great summertime celebration and seeing all the kids in their cute summer clothes is a breath of fresh air on a snowy day!

This is a great time to gather all those nice pictures and consider which holiday card fits your style.  There are many to pick from and you will love the options.  Perhaps you’ll like a card with foil accents, a die cut card in a great medallion shape, a traditional card such as a border card from Crane & Co. or a whimsical design that suits your fancy.

Another really great benefit for ordering months ahead is that you have a long time to work on the addressing of the envelopes.  There is no rush at a time of year when you have a lot of fall activities and winter parties.  It’s a surprise how pleasant it can be to address envelopes when you are not under any deadline!

So enjoy and plan ahead this year!

Best wishes,


New 2015 Holiday Cards by Studio Designs

27 Oct

This year flew by so fast, didn’t it?  Before we knew it, it was summer and now we are just days away from Halloween.  And of course, that’s the official start of the holiday season, it’s a well known fact!  So start your engines, the gifts, the cocktail events, company dinners, family parties, Thanksgiving feasts, Hanukkah treats and Christmas day followed by New Year’s Eve.  Then we welcome in 2016.  But before all of that, it’s a perfect time to think about and order your holiday cards.

We’ve been very busy creating unique and special personalized Christmas cards and are ready to reveal some of very favorites.  This is the season when we create special memories with family and friends.  It’s the season for connecting with those close to you and reconnecting with others.  And in the time honored tradition of mailing holiday cards, we want you to be prepared with some wonderful fresh designs.  So, drum roll please… our new 2015 collection of great designs, created in our very own studio, are ready for you to view.

Studio Designs new for 2015


We have created a unique line of holiday cards which features fabulous quality and classic and fashionable imagery.  Our Studio Designs are colorful, bright and happy and will make a great presentation for your special cards.  There are many many designs to choose from and it will be joy when those on your mailing list opens their mailboxes and see your gorgeous cards.

Die Cuts

Our vibrant colors, classic designs and wonderful shapes are reason to celebrate.  There is something for everyone.  And, while it’s not like us to boast, we are very proud that we do not charge any additional fees for any of the great great die cut shapes we provide.  This includes our medallion shapes, rounded corners, scalloped edges or classic rectangles.  Whichever stock cut you prefer will be done with no extra fees, which is very unique.  So take advantage of this fabulous offer and check out a few of our favorite die cuts designs: oct-holidayCards-002


Our Christmas Foil Stamped Cards provide some shimmer and fun and unique accents with the perfect amount of shine.  You can combine these new and fun looks with traditional holiday designs and your own special wording.   So, it’s a great time to celebrate the season with foil-pressed Christmas photo cards for a fresh new and in-style look.  To help you identify the foil accented items, we have added a gold foil ribbon under the images of all of our holiday cards which provide foil options in many great colors such as gold, silver, red, green and blue.

Christmas Card Sale

oct-holidayCards-004And who doesn’t like a smart deal?  We have carefully provided some great values for our customers so look at our smart shopper Christmas Card Sale as it’s a great time to take advantage of some savings and still great some wonderful designs on great quality which you will be proud to send out.

So make this Christmas season really special this year.  This is the time to start getting your holiday mailing list together, revise any addresses that need updating, and pick your favorite holiday card.  Then, snap that special photo or look for some great pictures you took earlier in the year, perhaps from a family trip, a birthday party, from summer at the beach or from the fun hayride, apple picking or visiting pumpkin patch that you may be doing this week.  And to help you make sure your order is just right,  you will see how it all comes together when you are on our website with our exclusive virtual proofing.

Relax, we have make this all very easy.  Check out some wonderful designs to make this holiday season and make it truly memorable… dare I say, even picture perfect!

Best wishes,